International partners welcome the successful conclusion of the state-formation process for the new HirShabelle Administration

MOGADISHU, Somalia, October 20, 2016/APO/ --

The United Nations, African Union Mission in Somalia, European Union (EU), Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden,...


Urgent investment needed in walking and cycling infrastructure to save millions of lives and combat climate change

NEW YORK, United States of America, October 20, 2016/APO/ --
  • Of the 1.3 million people dying each year from traffic accidents, 49 per cent are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists
  • Malawi, Kenya,...

Quash the sentences against 13 IRA-Mauritania members and cease harassment of human rights defenders in Mauritania

PARIS, France, October 20, 2016/APO/ --

We, the undersigned organisations, condemn the persistent and strategic targeting of the Initiative for the Resurgence of an Abolitionist Movement in...

South Africa: Country Needs to Avoid Economic 'Car Crash' - Finance Minister

South Africa must take tough decisions and send out a strong message about the leadership and economy of the country to avoid a downgrade, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday night.

"Is South Africa headed for a car crash? Well, we would be foolish not to avoid it if that is the case,"...